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‘Angel’ Is First Pickup for New Australian Distributor R & R Films

Upcoming psychological thriller “Angel of Mine,” starring Noomi Rapace, is set as the first acquisition by R & R Films, a new Australian distributor. The company was recently established by industry veterans Richard Becker and Robert Slaviero.

The film goes into production this month in Melbourne, Australia. It is the story of intuition and obsession featuring a couple coming to terms with the untimely death of their daughter. The woman becomes convinced that another girl is her own. The script is adapted by Luke Davies (“Lion”) and David Regal from the French film “L’Empreinte,” by Safy Nebbou. Kim Farrant directs.

Alongside Rapace, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski and Luke Evans.  Other cast includes Richard Roxburgh, Finn Little, Rob Collins, Tracy Mann, Pip Miller and Rachel Gordon.

Becker is a veteran who for years headed the sales, production and distribution group Becker Film. Slaviero is former CEO of Hoyts Distribution and Studiocanal.

“Farrant showed her promise as a director with the powerful film ‘Strangerland,’ and she has once again attracted an incredible international Australian and international cast to this production,” said Becker. “I couldn’t resist Luke and David’s compelling script. It a story that every parent will identify with.”

Angel of Mine” is a SixtyFourSixty and Garlin Pictures production with principal investors Magna Entertainment and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria. Producers are Su Armstrong, Brian Etting and Josh Etting with executive producers Brian Rosen, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum. Fortitude Intl. is handling international sales on the film at the Cannes Film Market.

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